Watch Blink Camera on TV (4 Methods)

Last updated on April 13th, 2024

Blink cameras allow you to watch live feeds from the cameras for 5 minutes if you don’t have a subscription, or for 60 minutes if you have one. Watching this live feed or even recorded Blink videos can be irritating to watch on the small screen of a smartphone. It becomes difficult to recognize faces and sometimes even identify what’s exactly going on.

It would be so much better if you could watch it on a bigger screen. How about your TV? You get a bigger picture, so you won’t have to squint your eyes. Let’s find out if it is even possible.

4 methods to watch blink camera on TV
4 methods to watch blink camera on TV

Yes, you can watch Blink Camera on TV. You can view the exact same video you are viewing on the mobile app. All you have to do are a few settings on your TV and your mobile, and you are good to see the video on TV. If you have connected your television to Alexa, you can even give voice prompts to see the live feed from your camera.

For instance, say, ‘Alexa, show me the back door camera on the Fire TV,’ and the live feed from that particular camera will be shown on the large screen. Isn’t that amazing? Let’s see how you can do that with your TV.

Methods to watch

The easiest method is to connect your Blink app to a Fire TV or Fire Stick. But if you don’t have those, you can always use Mirror Casting for iOS Blink mobile app and Chromecast for Android devices. And there’s always the option to connect the Sync Module USB to your TV. Let’s discuss all these options one by one.

View on Fire TV

Steps to view blink camera on fire TV
Steps to view blink camera on fire TV

To do this, you have to first connect your Blink camera and the TV to the Alexa app. We have a separate detailed guide on how to set up a Blink device with Alexa. As for connecting the TV to the Alexa app, you need to first set up the app and the Fire TV using the same Amazon account. And then go on to follow these steps:

Step 1: In the Alexa app, click on ‘More’ at the bottom right of the screen.

Step 2: From the available options, select ‘Skills and Games.’ You’ll be shown a list of different apps.

Step 3: Use the search bar and search ‘Fire TV’ from the list. Select the ‘Amazon Fire TV’ option.

Step 4: Click on ‘Enable to use’ on the next screen.

Step 5: Now, open the ‘Linked devices’ option and select ‘Amazon Fire TV’ from the list.

Step 6: Complete the linking process by following the on-screen instructions.

Now, as the setup is complete, you can ask Alexa assistant to pull up the video on your Fire TV.

View on Apple TV using Mirror Casting

Steps to view blink camera on Apple TV
Steps to view blink camera on Apple TV

If you have an iPhone and an Apple TV, this is the best way to view the Blink camera on Apple TV. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Open ‘Control Center’ on your iPhone by swiping down from the top of the screen.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Mirror Casting’ icon. You’ll see a list of available devices to connect.

Step 3: Select your Apple TV from the list of available devices.

Step 4: Click on ‘Allow’ on the notification on your Apple TV that’s asking permission to make the connection.

Step 5: Open the Blink iOS app on your iPhone and open live view or play a recorded video, and it will be shown on your television as well.

View on TV using Chromecast

Now, if you don’t have iOS devices or Fire TV, don’t worry! You can still watch it on television. You just have to use the Chromecast feature on your mobile. The procedure is similar to the iOS device.

Step 1: Open the ‘Chromecast’ option on your mobile and turn it on.

Step 2: Select your TV from the list of available devices.

Step 3: Approve the connection request from your television.

Step 4: Open the Blink app on your Android mobile and start the video. You’ll see it on your TV as well.

Connect USB from Sync Module to your TV

This is the easiest method of all. There are no complex procedures to follow. But you do need to have a Sync Module 2 connected to your camera. You can then see the recorded videos on your television. Unfortunately, you cannot watch the live view with this option.

Step 1: Eject the USB from your Sync Module.

Step 2: Connect the USB to one of the ports on your television.

Step 3: Open the folder containing saved videos with the help of a TV remote and play a video.

And that’s how you can watch your Blink videos on the TV. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just download the Blink Home Monitor app on TV? Let’s see if that’s possible.

No, you cannot directly download the Blink Home Monitor app on your TV. Android devices have Play Store to download apps, but some of them won’t let you download the Blink app. You should check the Store on your TV to confirm that.

You can always opt for an APK app, but that isn’t ideal. These APKs can damage your TV, and there’s also no telling for sure if they will work on all televisions. So, even though there are ways to download the Blink app on TV, we don’t recommend them.

Conclusion

So now you know ways to connect different devices to watch Blink cameras on TV. May it be an Apple TV, Android TV, or Fire TV, we have given procedures for all of these types. You can even view the camera on your PC.

If any of these don’t work, make sure that all your devices are connected to the Wi-Fi network. It is very important, especially for casting the screen on the TV. You won’t need the internet to view videos from the USB. If you know any other ways to watch Blink Camera on TV, then let us know in the comments below.

FAQs

Is there an official Blink app for smart TVs?

No, there’s no official Blink app for smart TVs as of yet.

Can I view more than one Blink camera simultaneously on the TV?

Unfortunately, no, you cannot view more than one camera simultaneously on the TV.

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Sarah Williams

I love writing stuff that's easy to read and fun to learn from. Beaches are my happy place—I just can't get enough of the sand, the waves, and the salty breeze. And you know what else? I'm totally into smart home gadgets! They're like magic tricks that make life easier at home.

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